The Dick Van Dyke Show was an American television situation comedy which initially aired on CBS from October 3, 1961 to June 1, 1966, created by Carl Reiner and starring Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore.
Totalling 158 episodes and five seasons, the show was also produced by Reiner, who wrote many episodes and played the part of Alan Brady. Reiner based the main character on himself and the Brady character on his former boss Sid Caesar. Many of the show's plots were inspired by Reiner's experiences as a writer for Your Show of Shows
January 11, 2017 Subject:
1. Season 2, Episode 13, 'A Man's Teeth Are Not His Own', 12/19/1962.
2. Season 2, Episode 23, 'Give Me Your Walls', 2/27/1963.
3. Season 2, Episode 5, 'Hustling the Hustler', 10/24/1962.
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August 22, 2014 Subject:
The Dick Van Dyke Show is a sit-com about the life of Rob Petrie, played by Dick Van Dyke. Petrie is the head writer of fictional The Alan Brady Show. The program revolves around the behind-the-scenes interactions between Rob, his co-writers Buddy and Sally, the show's producer Mel, and the star Alan Brady (played by the show's creator Carl Reiner). Also shown in the program are the interactions between Rob, his wife, his son, and neighbors in their suburban New York neighborhood.
This program was created, written, and produced by Carl Reiner who played Alan Brady. It originally aired on CBS from October 1961 to June 1966 and ran for five seasons with 158 episodes. It was filmed in black-and-white in front of a live studio audience, with the exception of a few episodes. The plots of the show were thought to be inspired by Reiner's experience as a writer for Your Show of Shows, a 50s NBC variety show.
Although the show is well known today, The Dick Van Dyke Show was not a hit during its first season. It rated poorly compared to NBC's Bachelor Father and NBC's Laramie. CBS was forced to cancel the show, but was stopped by the show's sponsor, Procter & Gamble. They forced CBS to move the program from the Tuesday 8:30 slot to Wednesdays at 9:30. This move proved successful for the show's ratings by airing right after the #1 hit The Beverly Hillbillies. Through its new time slot and word of mouth, the show steadily gained more audience viewers and picked up 15 Emmy Awards.
May 15, 2010 Subject:
News to me
Just watched a special called Hail Caesar about sid caesar and "your show of shows" and it was amazing, ive always been a fan of everyone in it. what i didnt know was the dick van dyke show was created because of all that came from those great minds and based on the history. this show was on nick at nite when i was a teen and i liked it but now i see it in a whole new light. thanks for posting this, i have many smiles and laughs coming my way!
June 30, 2009 Subject:
A high-water mark in TV writing.
The Dick Van Dyke show was such a breakthrough show, innovative and well-written, and still quite timely. Many of the writers and production crew went on to be some of the most prolific contributors in TV
September 20, 2008 Subject:
I Didn't Upload This
Way better than that overrated piece of crap known as "Laugh-In", this is an entertaining CBS sitcom with 6 or so public domian episodes. Too bad the rest are still under copyright, I'd sure love to see them uploaded.
April 11, 2008 Subject:
Very funny TV series
Hilarious sitcom featuring a very talented cast. Most of the episodes made are very funny. The most amazing thing about this show is that it has aged quite well, With only a handful of dated jokes. Overall it's a fun sitcom.
November 1, 2007 Subject:
this is a good series
October 4, 2007 Subject:
the Dick van Dyke Show a comic masterpiece of the 1960's
I downloaded DvD show and forgot how funny it was. The one that was the amusing was the one about the house painter played by veteran character actor vito scotti. A true genius who isn't given enough credit for what he has done. Please more Dick van Dyke asap